Grants in Israel

Grants in Israel

Funding for universities and hospitals

Our main funding programmes in Israel are currently focussed on universities and hospitals.

Awards for these organisations are normally made under the umbrella of designated programmes in which relevant organisations are invited to participate. As such, we do not generally accept unsolicited applications in these areas.

Over the past few years, funding for universities has been for equipment supporting nationally co-ordinated programmes on important research themes including nanotechnology, desalination, quantum information and solar energy.

Funding for hospitals in Israel is mainly for medical equipment, generally with a research focus.

The Trust is advised by an Advisory Committee in Israel, chaired by Professor Haim Ben-Shahar, and drawn from leading academic and medical experts. A list of members is here.

The Advisory Committee co-ordinate our programmes for universities and hospitals, and invited applications are submitted via the Committee before being forwarded to our UK office for further consideration.

If invited to apply via these programmes, general advice on what information should be included is the same as for UK applicants to the Wolfson Foundation, as set out here.

Should a grant be awarded, administration of the award - including the processing of grant claims - is conducted by the Trust's office in the UK. Please note that grants can only be paid into the UK bank account of a British registered charity. 

Funding for other organisations

Awards are also made on a limited basis for cultural institutions with a national importance, as well as for smaller organisations working with people with disabilities.  The Trust seeks to identify and work with a small number of organisations that undertake excellent work in our areas of interest.

Administration of our funding programmes in Israel is undertaken by an Advisory Committee based in Israel. For further information, please contact the Wolfson Advisory Committee in Israel 

If a full application is invited, general advice on what information should be included is the same as for UK applicants to the Wolfson Foundation, as set out here. Full applications should be submitted via the Advisory Committee in Israel. They will then be forwarded to our UK office for further consideration.

Should a grant be awarded, administration of the award - including the processing of grant claims - is conducted by the Trust's office in the UK. Please note that grants can only be paid into the UK bank account of a British registered charity and that all grants are offered and paid in Sterling.. Further information on the administration of grants is here.

Cultural and smaller organisations that receive an award are generally not eligible for further funding until some five years from the date of the award have elapsed (though where the project is on a different site, the gap may sometimes be reduced to three years).